The PUE Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, & Celebrations 2/13/16 ISSUE # 2

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The Sunday Message for the Week of February 13, 2017

Good evening to all parents and staff. This is Kevin Biles, Principal of Pleasant Union Elementary with announcements for the week of February 13, 2017.


As mentioned in last week’s "The Sunday Message” Wake County Public Schools is in the process of expanding the options for communicating with families. This process will include options for email, text, and voicemail. Over the past two years our collection of the needed information has been comprehensive for Kindergarten and first grade. We are continuing to bring all grades up to the same level of accuracy and ask that 2nd-5th grade parents that haven’t completed the Google Form from last week that this is done this week so that we have the data necessary to provide the expanded parent communication options.


I hope that you are enjoying the new digital newsletter via Smore. Please let me now if you are not getting the voicemail message, too (kbiles@wcpss.net).

The Week Ahead

District 3 Board Advisory Council Meeting is tomorrow night, February 13 beginning at 5:30 at Wakefield Middle School. Supper will be provided at 5:30 followed by a discussion with new board member Roxie Cash. We hope that you will be able to join us.


Welcome to Shannon Newby 5th Grade Artist in Residency. She will be working with the 5th grade this week to create a coral reef that will be installed in our school Makerspace. You may have seen some of her work at Marbles Museum. Thank you to all parents that have helped collect supplies for our 5th grade artist in residence project. We only are in need of toilet paper and paper towel rolls to complete the project supply list. If you have these items please bag and label them "5th grade Artist in Residency project”. Then send to any of the 5th grade staff or Mrs. Hopper, our art teacher. Thanks so much.


Lego Club meets this week. 3-5 will meet in the media center on Tuesday at 8:00 am and the K-2 students will meet there on Wednesday at 8:00.


The Pine Hollow Middle School band director meets with 5th graders on Tuesday to share the opportunities for the band program next year.


Fourth Grade travels to North Carolina’s first Capitol, Tryon Palace this Thursday. We hope that they have a great trip and come back with lots of interesting information.


We also look forward to and welcome visiting author Henry Cole this coming Friday, February 17th. Please check out his website and the “Goodreads” site for for more about the many wonderful children’s books that he has written and illustrated. Check with your K-4 teachers as to author program and autograph schedules.

Need Your Help

Be on the lookout for the cones at the top of our carpool circle being reconfigured at 8:30 a.m. each morning. I am asking that parents NOT move the cones once the carpool configuration has been done. It is always our intent to keep students safe. ONLY our special education transportation vans are allowed to move the cones to drop off students in the the traffic circle after 8:30 and before the start of the carpool at 8:45. Please do not put our staff in the difficult situation of asking you to follow a safety procedure that has been safe and successful so that a few minutes can be saved.

WCPSS Child Nutrition Department Starting New Service

Child Nutrition Services are planning to provide reminder phone calls on Wednesday afternoons beginning Wednesday, February 22 to families who are nearing a low balance on their child’s school meals account. Child Nutrition Services has developed a system so only those families who need the reminder will get a phone call. This system will supplement the current MySchoolBucks.com online set up where parents can view their child’s purchases and account balance at any time, and receive low balance notifications based on a self-determined threshold. They can also use MySchoolBucks.com to manage payment of their child’s school meals. MySchoolBucks.com offers a no-cost, secure sign-up, and is easy to use.
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Reminders:

Last call for 3rd-5th grade students wanting to try out for the Annual Pleasant Union Talent Show on March 23, please go to Mrs. Freer's blog page at the PUE website for information and a link to the Sign-up genius for signing up. 3rd-5th graders must try-out if you want a chance to be in the show, and auditions will be held Feb. 16.

Panther Happenings From the Past Week:

Happy Valentine’s Day Week to all. We hope that everyone has a wonderful week.